Africa's education systems are marked by profound inequalities related to location, district (rural vs. urban zones), ethnicity, and social class. Gender inequality is particularly significant in higher education.
The authors in Femmes et enseignement supérieur en Afrique - Reconceptualisation des capacités humaines fondées sur le genre et renforcement des droits humains à la connaissance explore the issues surrounding the basic fundamental right of women to higher education. Women's access to higher education, they assert, is key to Africa's efforts to break the cycle of poverty.
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This title is also available in English: Women and Higher Education in Africa – Reconceptualizing Gender-based Human Capabilities and Upgrading Human Rights to Knowledge.